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1:17 AM
@StackExchange What is this teh whiteboardz thing, and how does the Stack Exchange feed know about it?
 
user15026
@RobertHarvey Looks like some sort of blog, likely because someone set up a feed for it to post here every time there is a new post
 
I asked half-jokingly. MichaelT used to be a regular here before he got fed up with SE's antics.
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Q: In an enterprise architecture, where is Service Locator most appropriately used, and why?

user1653400I'm trying to implement the Service Locator pattern. In the below diagram is my references between projects (.net projects), each box represents a project. The arrows indicate the dependencies. I am asking if this is a correct implementation of this pattern or is there a better way?

This is the kind of question I'd like to see asked more often here (the title, not the body).
 
user15026
1:35 AM
@RobertHarvey Ah, I didn't click through because it's words that I don't know :P
 
4:11 AM
one more vote reopen please: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/325804/… (pretty solid edit made to the question by the asker)
 
 
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1:13 PM
This question may be better for programmers.stackexchange.com. It is off-topic and opinion-based for SO. — C8H10N4O2 33 secs ago
 
 
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3:09 PM
hi
 
nutin
 
This is what The Whiteboard has become. All of the interesting people have left, and the only ones that remain are those of us with our tongue hanging out of our mouth.
 
I hope those interesting people come back some day. Maybe they will.
Otherwise, I'll have to step up efforts to seek out new interesting people
 
3:29 PM
@ThomasOwens Can you edit my comment at programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/325806/… and put a space between "Stack" and "Exchange"? I'm losing sleep over it for personal reasons.
 
@JasonC Done.
 
Thanks. I can live with myself again, lol.
 
It seems to me that this question better suited for programmers.stackexchange.comRandom Davis 55 secs ago
@RandomDavis this is a specific question about C++. Why would this be better for programmers.stackexchange.com? — user650261 14 secs ago
@RandomDavis well this is important for me to understand where to start debugging my specific code that is having very small numerical errors. The programmers stack exchange is described as "site for professional programmers interested in conceptual questions about software development." I would not consider this conceptual, I would consider this quite concrete. — user650261 23 secs ago
 
Gives @RobertHarvey a double whisky, neat.
 
@Duga CS maybe. The way he has it phrased it's kinda theoretical.
I dunno, I don't understand SO any more. I sort of uncontrollably lost interest after the zillionth time I closed a duplicate "What is a NullPointerException?". It makes me happy to see non-debugging questions there. But nobody understands me, lol.
 
3:54 PM
Perhaps we could become interesting people if we make a determined effort to do so.
 
Tom
It all depends on how far off topic you want to go, and what interests everyone. For example, I'm trying to figure out if a trampoline would be any use to getting up high enough in my apple tree to get the apples
 
@AaronHall [hic]
@Tom Just make sure you have good medical insurance.
 
@Tom -1 Please add YouTube video showing research effort.
 
4:19 PM
As my body released the salts into my bloodstream to waken my brain, I opened my eyes. I slipped my leg out from under my wife's ankle, and seamlessly rolled into a standing position. Grabbing my eye-glasses, I walked out the bedroom door, gently closing it - and sitting on the couch, I flipped open my laptop to check out my stackoverflow rep...
interesting monologue went wrong somewhere...
 
Somewhere between "as" and "my".
 
Tom
4:38 PM
@JasonC Not sure how much research you would need. Just look up "Stupid things people do" or go watch old America's Funniest Home Videos reruns
 
Anyone know any books or any other kind of info on smali
 
Tom
@RobertHarvey Don't need medical insurance, just need good football helmets
 
@Tom I just want to see @AaronHall trying to pick apples from a trampoline, lol.
 
Tom
That would be interesting. I think I'll give Fooker the chance first. After all, he came up with bungee computing
 
puts on his trampoline outfit
 
4:45 PM
Lol
 
Nothing on smali ok thanks
 
Never heard of that, and I don't think I want to.
 
It's Android's Java VM implementation. I need it to create custom rom's and other android projects
but I can't find anything on especially books
 
I didn't get to see it, but someone gave a talk on using Python to develop for Android and iOS at PyGotham. I hope they get the videos up soon.
 
@EcstaticSnow Well CyanogenMod's source is online, you can try to discover how it's handled there. github.com/CyanogenMod
 
Tom
4:53 PM
@EcstaticSnow have you seen stackoverflow.com/questions/5656804/…?
 
Thank you everyone (:
 
Tom
5:19 PM
Ah, it's so much fun switching development languages. So many new keywords and syntax changes to remember. Wish I had the memory for it all.
 
The name of this chat room is almost The Whitebeard.
Freakin' wizzards.
They get in your head.
 
5:55 PM
Someone needs to place this review on the correct Amazon entry (& of course provide attribution): tolkien.cro.net/tolkien/cclark.html
casts Make Magic Fire - it backfires and blasts him singeing his beautiful hair and bespoke wizard's robe.
 
6:31 PM
yesterday, by Robert Harvey
Sure. And it's all bullshit, because it has nothing to do with their qualifications to do the job.
The objective political scientist would argue that successfully running a campaign for president is qualification enough for the job.
 
While I disagree with the posturing over unit testing that's taking place in the answer below, they do make a good point: stop measuring this, and stop trying to find "acceptable metrics." You already know if your method is too complex just by looking at it. — Robert Harvey 1 min ago
@AaronHall Yes, because lying to people to get them to elect you is a totally useful skill in the international leadership arena.
 
7:15 PM
The political science orthodoxy maintains that politicians do what they promise to do.
 
7:55 PM
You may find better answers to this question on programmers.stackexchange.com. If you decide to post it there, please note that cross-posting is frowned upon. — roryap 38 secs ago
 
 
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Hay
9:07 PM
I'm not sure I should ask a question on programmers about this
I'm looking for proportional fonts specifically designed for programming, and I would just like to ask if there is a name for that category of fonts (NOT ask for suggestions i.e. which fonts apply for that category)
I've been using a proportional font for programming for two years and I'd like to explore other styles, but searching only yields a few results on Google, and I thought maybe I'm just searching it wrong
 
Tom
9:25 PM
@Hay Are you looking for fonts for using when writing code, or fonts for displaying a program's information to the user?
 
Hay
9:57 PM
@Tom writing code
 
Tom
Most developers I know (myself included) just use a regular mono-spaced font like Courier or Lucida Console. I prefer Lucida Console myself, but it's mostly up to preference. The mono-spaced fonts are good for keeping code lined up and being easy to read for quick mental parsing
 
Hay
Currently I'm using Georgia as my programming font, but I had to tweak it with a font editor to iron out the issues I found on the first month
 
Tom
take a look at mono-spaced (also called fixed width) fonts. I don't think Georgia is one, but you might find one of the ones I mentioned easier to use
 
Hay
I was using Lucide Console and Consolas for 5 years before switching to Georgia 2 years ago
 
Tom
ok, unfortunately, I can't help you with the proportional fonts, as I don't like them for development myself. sorry to waste your time
 
Hay
10:11 PM
But about your point, yes mono spaced fonts are good for mental parsing, and they are out of the bow better for programming. especially since symbols such as the period have the same width as whitespaces, they essentially act as whitespaces, and whitespaces in proportional fonts are just too narrow to mentally separate the various tokens so I completely understand what you're referring to.
*box
 
 
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11:18 PM
I think this is a good question, but it is off-topic here. I think it might be well-suited for programmers.stackexchange.com. — Jonathon Reinhart 15 secs ago
Im moving it to programmers.stackexchange,com — rep_movsd 14 secs ago
 

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